We have a special selection of gifts for you today in one of our very favorite categories, bags! Some of you may have seen or even participated in Purse Palooza 2012
by Sara of Sew Sweetness
, it was an amazing month-long event and it showcased dozens of wonderful bags! Today's bag was created by Tamiko of Patchwork Notes
and was one of the featured bags in that amazing event! More on this project from Tamiko:
"This bag is cute! I think that I would use it all the time if it had turned out the bag in the book– with the oval bottom and leather straps. But, sometimes patterns just don't work as planned. If I was to make the bag again, I would draft my pattern pieces before I sew and quilt my hexies. That way the pattern could be compared against the hexies, before they are quilted, and adjustments to add more hexagons could be made if the pattern piece is too large. This should eliminate the problem of the base and body not matching up
Be sure to check out the completed list of over thirty bag projects for all occasions by top designers over at Sew Sweetness!
You will also find very useful information for your bag projects, such as bag interfacing, a tutorial on how to do an adjustable strap with a metal slider, and a tutorial on installing grommets and magnetic snaps. Check it out!
Visit Tamiko's website: Patchwork Notes
Visit Sara's website: Sew Sweetness
Skill Level: Intermediate